New app aims to cure loneliness amongst older people


Loneliness is a widespread problem for seniors across the globe, as physical restrictions and shrinking social circles limit opportunities for social activity.

According to recent research, 3.9 million older people in the UK said that TV is their best form of company. Meanwhile, loneliness has been found to increase the risk of death by 26 percent.

Today’s Video of the Day comes from Lancaster University and features a new app that aims to reduce loneliness by connecting older people by their common interests.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Lancaster University